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Life expectancy plummets in parts of UK


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By 2041, women will live to 86.2 years and men 83.4 years.

Decrease of almost a whole year compared to previous figures released in 2015.

Residents in former mining towns and isolated rural areas saw the biggest fall.

London and the southeast continued to see a rise in longevity.

Life expectany of small populations is subject to more fluctuations from year to year.

The study was published in the British Medical Journal Open.

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BMJ Open

Online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas

Dan Jarvis

Labour MP for Barnsley Central

Danny Dorling

Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and author.

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

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